Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is awarded a $193,980,348 contract modification (P00019) to previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract N00019-19-C-0013. This modification adds a $180,000,000 not-to-exceed, undefinitized line item for the production and delivery of four MH-60R aircraft, and exercises a $13,980,348 option to procure three airborne low frequency sonars in support of the government of Greece. The Hellenic Navy currently has 11 Sikorsky S-70 B maritime helicopters assigned to its 2nd Helicopter Squadron. Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $43,980,348 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.
The Government of Greece has also requested to equipped with 10 APS-l 53(V) Multi-Mode Radars; 18 T700 GE-401 C Engines; 7 Airborne Low Frequency System (ALFS); 10 AN/ AAS-44C(V) Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems; 18 Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation Systems with Selective Availability/Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM); 1,000 AN/SSQ-36/53/62 Sonobuoys; 2 AGM-114 M36-E9 Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM); 4 AGM-114Q Hellfire Training Missiles; 100 Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System (APKWS) Rockets; 30 MK 54 Torpedoes; 12 M-2400 Crew Served Guns; and 12 GAU-21 Crew Served Guns. Also included are 18 AN/ARC-210 APX-1990A(C) Radios; 24 AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Devices and 10 AN/APX-123 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponders.
Nicknamed the Romeo, the MH-60R Seahawk multi-role helicopter manufactured by Lockheed Martin subsidiary Sikorsky is designed for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, as well conducting search-and-rescue operations at sea and transporting personnel and materiel. The MH-60R was originally known as “LAMPS Mark III Block II Upgrade” when development began in 1993 with Lockheed Martin (formerly IBM/Loral). The MH-60R is the U.S. Navy’s maritime strike and anti-submarine helicopter. The helicopter type also has been exported to the Royal Australian Navy, the Royal Danish Air Force, and the Royal Saudi Navy. Greece would be the fifth operator and has stated an intent to procure seven. Other nations intent on procuring MH-60Rs are the Republic of Korea and India, which have announced plans for 12 and 24 helicopters, respectively.